The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 2

The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 2

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The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 2

The Government of M. Thiers: From 8th February, 1871, to 24th May, 1873 - Vol. 2

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When the Assembly resumed its meetings at Versailles at two o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, the 29th May, after the final defeat of the Commune, it had existed but three months and a half, and yet it already had a history.

This short history embraced three great events: the vote upon the preliminaries of peace, the refusal to sit at Paris, and the armed struggle with the Commune.

A close scrutiny of the Assembly, taking into account its votes, the measures it had already passed, its language, its attitude, might result in the following judgment: It was patriotic, liberal, a foe to centralization, keenly hostile to the Empire. It desired peace. It regarded the Republic . . .

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